"YouTube Star Ali Brustofski Works to Jump From Covers to Success With Own Songs" - Ali Brustofski, a 19-year-old singer/songwriter from Oakland, N.J. -- can count Sony/ATV, Clear Channel and Ryan Seacrest among her supporters. She's performed at WHTZ (Z100) New York's Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden. And she's racked up more than 51 million video views on YouTube.
“VIDEO: Ali Brustofski In-Studio - Z100's Hometown Hero winner Ali Brustofski was chosen to appear on The Next & she stopped by the studios to tell Mo'Bounce all about her experience on the show! She also chats about what it why she entered Z100's Hometown Hero, working on original music, & what it was like being mentored by Gloria Estefan on the show.”
“VIDEO - YouTube star Ali Brustofski stopped by the studio to give us the scoop on her covers and "Dream Big" EP!”
“Ali Brustofski Rocks Cover of Katy Perry’s ‘Wide Awake’Another summer romance is in serious trouble! YouTube star Ali Brustofski is bringing her own version of Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake” to the web and it appears love is once again not in the cards. Ali continues her impressive covers of major Top 40 artists. Her YouTube channel features renditions of songs from Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Karmin, David Guetta and of course, Katy Perry.”
“The New York Songwriters Circle (NYSC – www.songwriters-circle.com) and the Fashion Fantasy Game (www.fashionfantasygame.com) are proud to announce that 16-year-old Ali Brustofski of Oakland, NJ is the 2009 recipient of the NYSC’s “Young Songwriter Award” contest for her single “Rewind".”
“Bob Dylan started there. So did Randy Newman, Woody Allen, Phil Ochs, Barbra Streisand, Patti Smith, Sarah McLachlan and Frank Zappa. And now – drum roll, please — Oakland's Ali Brustofski.”
“VIDEO: Ali Brustofski stopped by myISH to discuss how she made a name for herself on YouTube, and what her plans are like for the future.”
“Everything seems to be falling into place for local starlet Ali Brustofski, who burst onto the music scene five years ago and whose stock has been on the uptick ever since. The 18-year-old pop princess, whose fan base is swelling by the thousands — more than 71,000 people subscribe to her YouTube channel and almost 5,000 follow her on Twitter — was dubbed "Hometown Hero" last month in a contest sponsored by Z100.”
"I think Ali has a lot of potential and is growing as an artist," said NYSC artistic director, Tina Shafer, who compared Ali to artists Miley Cyrus and Kate Voegele. "I think the combined abilities of her writing, singing and performing make her a really fine talent."
“New Jersey Pop Sensation Talks Music and N.J.—that’s Nick Jr. and Nick Jonas!”